Nell Stephens Owl, 78, our loving mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt entered Heaven’s gates on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. She was born on April 7, 1941 in Lyons, Ga. and later made her home in Cherokee. She is now rejoicing with her husband, Robert Stanley Owl; parents, Leonard “Linton” Stephens and Annie Mae Brown Stephens; and brothers, Paul, Jack, James, and Lloyd Stephens. Nell was a member of Cherokee Baptist Church.
Nell will be missed, but loved forever by all of her family members: sisters, Blonnie Mae Williamson of Oak Park, Ga. and Louise Thigpen of Lyons, Ga.; brother, Donnie Stephens of Sylvester, Ga.; daughters, Linda and Robert Arch and Lola and Ray Blankenship; sons, Gerrelle and Annie Bazemore Owl and Jason and Hattie Owl; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, great nieces, nephews, and great nephews, and cousins. We were lucky to have her with us for five generations.
Through the years, Nell has acquired several close friends: Fay Ludwig, Wanda Hamlett, Jeanell Miller, Truitt and Willie Mae McCall, Sadie Locust, Marilyn Allen, Elba Crane, and Ellen Bird.
Mrs. Owl will be laid to rest on Saturday, June 15. Graveside services will commence at 80 Joe Owl Drive in the Owl Family Cemetery with visitation from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. and services immediately following. Rev. Percy Cunningham will officiate.
Pallbearers will be Josh Owl, Israel Rodriguez, Zack Winchester, Jonah Bird, Jarrett Bird, and Shephard Martin.